Jane Austen is the world+ós bestselling novelist +ó 200 years after her death.
We seem to have a never-ending appetite for the swooning of Sense & Sensibility; smouldering passion of Pride & Prejudice +ó resulting in a near constant supply of film adaptations and spin-off books. The fan market for Austen +ó the Austenites - is huge and international.
Her novels are about to celebrate their bicentennials (Sense & Sensibility 2011). 30,000 visitors each year to Chawton, Hamspshire and Jane Austen Centre, Bath.
This book will reveal the real Jane: bitchy, gossipy, badly behaved at times as well as show the side we all love: the writer, sister, true romantic.
Jane Austen Miscellany
The History Press